Porsche 911 GT3s Recalled Over Malfunctioning Bucket Seats
Driving a new Porsche 911? You may want to have your seat belts checked.
The luxury automaker recently announced that it is recalling certain 2022 911 GT3 sports cars over a seat belt problem.
Faulty seatbelt anchors increase the risk of injury in an accident, Porsche told federal regulators.
“The screw attaching the lower seat belt anchor to the seat frame may not have been tightened to the specification,” the company said in a defect notice filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
That puts drivers and passengers at risk, Porsche acknowledged.
“If the lower anchor screw loosens, in the event of a crash, the seat belt anchor could detach from the seat, increasing the risk of injury,” the company said in the defect notice.
The recall is limited to cars loaded with optional full bucket seats, a nearly $6,000 upgrade. The basic version of the new cars are going for more than $220,000.
The company said it plans to notify owners of recalled cars by December 23. In the meantime, owners should be on alert for warning signs.
“In some cases, the belt connection screw connection may potentially exhibit squeaks, looseness, or rattles,” Porsche told NHTSA.
This is not the only safety issue affecting Porsche and the people who drive its cars.
The company in August issued a global recall covering 40,000-plus Taycan electric vehicles. It said at the time that the cars’ wiring harnesses may be faulty.
A year earlier, Porsche called back more than 10,000 Taycans because of a software glitch that may cause the vehicles to lose power unexpectedly. The company acknowledged at the time that the snafu increased the risk of a crash.
Know Your California Lemon Law Rights
Whether you are behind the wheel of a new Porsche or driving a more modestly priced vehicle, there is good news for car owners and lessors in California: You have some important rights and protections under the state’s lemon law.
The California lemon law requires automakers to perform a variety of repairs on vehicles while the cars are under warranty. It also forces those companies to buy back or replace cars that they cannot or simply refuse to properly fix.
There is no specific number of repair requests or attempts that must happen before the buyback or replacement requirement kicks in. That is one reason why it is important to consult a seasoned lemon law attorney.
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